Thomas Doctor is a research scholar at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal.
• Buddhist philosophy
• Awareness studies
• Tibetan and Sanskrit translation
Thomas is interested in the origins and nature of mind and awareness, seeking knowledge at the elusive, deceptive, but nonetheless real interface of science, philosophy, and religion. Thomas has studied Buddhist views and practices at the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu since the late 1980s. He studied Tibetan and Sanskrit at the University of Copenhagen and obtained a doctorate in Buddhist Studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Thomas has translated several classics of Buddhist philosophy, including Speech of Delight (Ju Mipham's commentary to Śāntarakṣita's Madhyamakālaṃkāra) and Ornament of Reason (Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü's commentary to Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā), and he is the author of Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism: Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way. Thomas contributes to the 84000, an ongoing project to translate the Tibetan collection of canonical Buddhist texts into English.
Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal